Clinical Pharmacy Specialist, Cardiac Intensive Care/Transplant
This position is responsible for providing and coordinating Critical Care Clinical Pharmacy Services within the Pharmacy Department at Nemours Children’s Hospital. The Cardiac ICU/Transplant Clinical Pharmacy Specialist will develop, implement, monitor and review Pharmacy Services specific to critical care patients throughout the hospital and its associated clinics at Medical City.
- Reviews, interprets, and verifies medication orders for accuracy using sound principles, accounting for pharmacology of the drug, pharmacodynamic and pharmacokinetic variations in drug absorption, distribution, metabolism and elimination with responsibility for establishing and continually improving the delivery of pharmaceutical care to patients within areas of direct responsibility and assisting others in the department with the same.
- Consults, educates and works cooperatively with internal customers (e.g. members of the pharmacy staff, medical staff, clinical staff, research staff, nursing staff, and informatics staff) concerning information on medications, therapeutic evaluations, and drug protocols. Develops and provides drug information material. Meets and/or coordinates with medical and/or personnel to resolve problems related to Critical Care Clinical Pharmacy Services.
- Provide specialized pharmaceutical services with a focus on critical care to improve drug usage and therapeutic outcomes including advising physicians and practitioners on issues concerning drug therapy in both the hospital and clinic settings, the inherent toxicity of drugs, drug-drug, drug-food interactions and side effects, as well as assisting in the prescribing of appropriate doses.
- Assists the Clinical Pharmacy Manager in maintaining compliance with Joint Commission and other regulatory standards. Assists in the development and maintenance of Critical Care performance measures, reports and statistics. Effects change as needed to improve services provided and assures compliance with regulatory requirements and protocols. Will assist the investigational drug services pharmacist with any critical care studies including protocol review, drug distribution and storage, and staff education.
- Develops quality improvement projects and participates in the quality improvement and medication use review activities of the department. Collects data; monitors processes; maintain logs, records, and other documentation as assigned.
- Provides clinical support for multidisciplinary committees, including the Pharmacy and Therapeutics Committee, through the development of materials to support clinical evaluation of drugs, procedures, and processes including the coordination and reporting of adverse drug reaction reporting, pharmacist interventions and other quality initiatives, within areas of direct responsibility. Promotes the use of the Nemours Children’s Hospital drug formulary by converting non-formulary orders to formulary alternatives when clinically appropriate. Coordinates procurement of non-formulary drugs when necessary.
- Supports clinical staff pharmacist education and training associated with core competencies and performance review.
- Participates in policy, procedure, and order set development for the critical care population.
- Oversees activities of pharmacy technicians and mentors pharmacists-in-training including but not limited to Pharmacy Practice Residents, School of Pharmacy clerkship students; activities include both practical and didactic experiences.
- Able to maintain punctual attendance consistent with Nemours policies, regulatory, and federal, state, and local standards.
Qualified Candidates will have the following:
- PharmD with PGY-1 residency or 5 years hospital experience with Critical Care Services.
- Minimum of three (3) to five (5) years' experience required.
- PGY-2 specialized residency training preferred.
- Board Certification in Pediatrics preferred.
- Currently licensed by the State of Florida or legally eligible.
- Knowledge and experience with Pediatric unit dose drug distribution systems. Pediatric Intravenous experience.
- Unit dose training, IV, and TPN experience. Drug Storage, Distribution, and Automation Technology Systems.
- EPIC experience preferred, Pyxis experience preferred.